J. Van Vechten Olcott

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Jacob Van Vechten Olcott (May 17, 1856 - June 1, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in New York City, Olcott attended the public schools and the College of the City of New York. He was graduated from the Columbia Law School at New York City in May 1877. He was admitted to the bar May 17, 1877, and commenced the practice of law in New York City in 1881. He served as member of the Civil Service Commission of New York City 1895-1897. Trustee and vice president of St. Luke's Hospital, New York City.

Olcott was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1910. He continued the practice of law in New York City until his death June 1, 1940. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

New York County D.A. William M.K. Olcott was his brother.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York

Succeeded by

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